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migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Not to defend the council, because I think some of them are boneheads, but it's not uncommon for a final price to be lower than budgetary pricing. Often, budgetary pricing is based on an unknown quantity of items and therefore is priced at quantity 1 pricing. Vendors will often sweeten the deal for a larger overall sale or to get the sale made within a certain timeframe.
migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
If it can be contracted out that cheaply, one has to ask why oh why the City is so freaking inefficient at doing it themselves. One only has to drive by a crew of 8 city workers pouring a 8x6 foot concrete patch to understand.
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
You wouldn't see much difference in your cost under my proposal. Contact your aldermen!!!!
UJacks1 - Over 550 participate in Galesburg teachers strike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
such as?? smaller classes? early outs on wed?? don't they have prep periods?
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Contracting this out we know over time this would be the correct way to fix the problem. Lets just hope the city council gets the idea. I don't like paying more either but isn't that the way things work? Correct me if i'm wrong!!

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Dirksen's leadership on the 1964 Civil Rights Act a prime example of working for the common good

2 months, 2 weeks ago From pjstar.com

Fifty years ago this week, history was made by a central Illinoisan when Pekin’s Sen. Everett Dirksen, a staunch conservative, wrangled enough votes to help break a filibuster and ensure Senate passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.
He was an integral part of negotiations on the bill from the start, despite leading a superminority caucus in a government where all levers of power were controlled by the opposition.
You don’t quite see that kind of working together for the common good as often in this more fractured, cynical era, and arguably Congress is the poorer for it — certainly something that’s shown with overall approval ratings hovering around those of the less-popular diseases.
But we didn’t want to focus on the negative this week. Central Illinois is renowned for producing leaders of conscience, people who prioritize improving the country above scoring political points or beating the opposition — people like Dirksen and his successors Bob Michel and Ray LaHood.
Who do the current folks holding congressional seats for the area point to when they think of our modern-day Dirksens?
Rep. Cheri Bustos pointed back to LaHood — out of government service, but still a player on national issues — because of his ability to put people over politics consistently throughout a decades-long career.
And the East Moline Democrat said that Illinois’ congressional delegation is unusual, perhaps even unique, in the fact that they have regular, bipartisan monthly lunch meetings. She’s “gotten to know many of her Illinois colleagues on both a personal and professional level through these regular lunches,” spokesman Colin Milligan said. That’s something that makes it harder to demonize and easier to work together.
Rep. Aaron Schock argued that now, as then, coalitions form on a situational, case-by-case basis. That means that, in his eyes, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would qualify.
“To the degree we do immigration reform ever, (he) has to be credited with the work that he led” in the Senate, the Peoria Republican said. “(Illinois’ U.S. Sen.) Dick Durbin actually said that if immigration reform happens, Marco Rubio deserves the credit.”
Schock said that those personalities filling a Dirksen-like role can shift and change with the debate, but “each moment throughout our history cries out for leadership. … Dirksen was emblematic of someone who was willing to take the political fallout and make the tough decisions because, in his words, he’d rather be right than consistent.”


Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140608/News/140609228#ixzz3490VfCIh


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